To our Veterans, service members, and families. Your recovery is our purpose. We are here to support you and your family with every step to help you recover, flourish, and discover a sense of community. Our dedication is to provide the right services and partner programs to each and every serviceman and woman who comes to our door.
Danny Farrar Founder & Executive Director of Platoon 22
Farrar has lived the lows and highs common to many Veterans following their tours of duty, and he founded Platoon 22 in 2014 to help stem the tragic lows that have overwhelmed too many of our military heroes. The nonprofit organization works to reduce incidents of Veteran suicides by empowering them and our nation’s First Responders through a variety of programs and services, and it partnered in 2019 with Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley on a two million capital campaign for a Veterans Services Center in Frederick, Md.
Farrar joined the Army as an infantryman shortly after graduating high school, and he served on the first unit that went into the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He completed a combat tour in Iraq in 2005-06 as part of an eight-year career in the military, which took its toll upon returning home in the form of a period of homeless and, worse, an attempted suicide. Through a connection in the Mixed Martial Arts community, he started Soldierfit in 2007. As its CEO, he has expanded the workout facility franchise from its single home to 15 locations in several states that employ more than 100 people.
Farrar previously served on the VetFran Committee, which helps to connect franchise owners with military Veterans, and captained Maryland’s chapter of the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Action Network. The Maryland Daily Record in 2013 named him to its Top 40 Under 40 VIP list for his professional accomplishments and commitment to inspiring change in his community, The Military Do-gooder award, named one of the top 50 CEO’s in Frederick, MD, and was most recently awarded the Baltimore Raven’s community quarterback award for his work with Platoon 22.
Farrar resides in Frederick, Md. with his two daughters, and his service dog, Eli.
Niki Falzone Director of Operations & Veteran Services of Platoon 22
Niki grew up in Frederick County, Maryland and now reside in Smithsburg with her family. She graduated from Linganore High School, completed her BA at Hood Collee, and later earned her MBA from Mount St Mary’s University. After college, Niki served in the United States Marine Corps as an intelligence analyst supporting Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3 in Twentynine Palms, CA. During her service she served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Upon completion of active-duty serve, Niki returned to Maryland working in housing and support of active-duty service members and their families. Her passion for the military and public service made the transition to Platoon 22 the perfect next step. Niki’s involvement started with volunteering and as a member of the Board of Directors, and later transitioning into her Associate Director role. Niki enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, especially anything outdoors.
Holly Schor Vice President of Operations, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
Holly Schor is the Vice President of Operations for Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, serving Frederick and Carroll County. Holly has been with the Goodwill family since 2011 and joined the Frederick team in 2020 to support the merger between Goodwill of Monocacy Valley and Goodwill of Central and Northern AZ. Her recent leadership efforts include rebuilding a new mission services experience in Maryland and creating an inviting work culture for Goodwill of Monocacy Valley team members.
Holly is both personally and professionally aligned with the mission of Goodwill of Empowering Individuals, Strengthening Families, and Building Stronger Communities. At an early age, Holly learned how the power of work could create a lasting impact on a family. Watching her father struggle for years with significant barriers, she has made it her mission to redefine how people connect to work.
As the daughter and granddaughter of Veterans, Holly is honored to be a part of bringing the Veteran Services Center vision to life.
Angela Strange Veteran Workforce Readiness Partner, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
Angela Strange is the Veterans Workforce Readiness Partner at Goodwill Industries Monocacy Valley (GIMV). She is a ten-year Navy Veteran committed to ensuring Veterans get the best service possible.
As a Texas Native, Angela traveled the world with the Navy and, after her service, found a home in Maryland. Her transition from military to civilian has guided her drive to support her fellow service members.
Angela is certified in Federal Resume Writing and NorthStar Digital Literacy. She has a Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University, and while attending college, Angela worked at Hagerstown Community College as the Veterans and Military Advisor. As a result, Angela is well versed in military-related education benefits and combines her education, experience, and passion for helping others in her role with (GIMV).